Fundamental tensions of society emerge at local derbies

This weekend’s sporting action showed that there is something primal about the meeting of two local rivals that goes against linguistic logic and beyond the confines of sport.

sport1This weekend saw a veritable feast of sporting rivalry in the football world, with Atlético vs. Real in Madrid, Spurs vs. Arsenal in London and Everton vs. Liverpool on Merseyside. There is something fundamental, something primal in the crude tribalism …